I've changed my ways - Cattermole

29 October 2010 10:41
Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole believes he has changed as a player following his two sendings off this season.[LNB] The Black Cats captain was shown the red card against Birmingham on the opening day of the campaign and also against Wigan back in September.[LNB]He will have to keep his cool this weekend in a much-anticipated Tyne-Wear derby with Newcastle, as the local rivals lock horns at St James' Park.[LNB]Cattermole admits he was devastated after picking up his second red card in the Premier League, and says he had to change his ways.[LNB]"I knew I had to change because it was killing me, not playing football. The manager didn't say anything because he knew I was hurting inside," he said.[LNB]"Every time there was a day off, I was training with the reserves. [LNB]"After that second sending off I was devastated. I didn't do anything. I just stayed at home, kept my head down and tried to stay focused[LNB]"Since my bans this season I've barely committed any fouls. I'm not counting but it's certainly not many. I'm working on it."[LNB]Cattermole is eagerly anticipating the game against Newcastle on Sunday, and thinks his side will fare well.[LNB]He added: "I played for Boro in a few derbies against Sunderland but they say that is nothing like this. [LNB]"As long as we can stay calm and play like we have been, I think we'll be okay."

Source: Team_Talk